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Truc Lam

Near Tuyen Lam Lake, Dalat 61000, Vietnam
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Ranked #3 of 24 Attractions in Dalat
Type: Forests, Religious Sites
Description: This popular working religious complex, completed in 1994, includes a shrine and a monastery.
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Nyon, Switzerland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

While this is not the most beautiful temple I've visited, it is very peaceful and quiet. Moreover, unlike other "attractions" it's free. Its located over a lake and the whole surroundings are quite a sight. We have been walking from the Crazy House to the pagoda, which took us about an hour. The road is easy to follow once you... More

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Mackay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Before getting on my trip to Da Lat, I had listed Truc Lam meditation centre as one of those must-visit places of all while I am there. Maybe I should not expect anything, if you are seeking for a Zen ambiance then it might not the place to be. If you want to learn about Buddhism or meditation, then it... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This pagoda doesn't have anything new compared to traditional Vietnamese pagodas except for having a large area and different kinds of flowers. You shouldn't try the cable car as well. The cable car will carry you to the top where there are only a restaurant and some kind of flowers. Totally waste of money.

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Dalat, Vietnam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

So amazing sigthseeing when you have time to walk around, you can enjoy the air, the pine forest, the lake,... the long way with the mountain so nice to take some picture...

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Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Came to Truc Lam as part of a Dalat day tour that we joined. I wasn't excited about it but it turned out to be pretty interesting actually! The cable car ride down to the monastery was fun as an experience though the view could have been better if the area was more well kept and preserved! Still it was... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Take the cable car from near the bus station over a pine-forested hill to this working monastery. They have some lovely gardens and you can walk down to the reservoir below. On my first visit here (Dec 2012) I met a monk and helped him translate an old Buddhist text into English. He fed me tea grown in their garden... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We took a cable car early in the morning and it was a peaceful start to the day in a very busy city. The views were lovely. We got a one way ticket but the taxi driver took us to the wrong start point station really, but we still really enjoyed the cable car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our guide, very professional and very knowledgable gave us all the information about this Buddist monestary.It's a working religious order that was started back in 1994. Monks have their own separate quarters and the nuns have their own. They maintian all the beautiful gardens and grounds.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Beautiful gardens with pagodas, pond full of fish fed by visitors, small waterfalls, quiet and peaceful place. Find time to visit this amazing place

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I'm not sure what the big deal is here, yes the view was nice but that's where it ends. The woman on the desk was rude and very unhelpful, we got there at 11.25am and paid for a return ticket. Once we got to the other side we found out that it was closed for lunch for 2 hours. There... More

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